Joe Siegel

Review: Madcap Farce Runs in Circles
Review: Madcap Farce Runs in Circles

"There's a Burglar in My Bed" has all the ingredients of a madcap farce, but runs in circles

by Joe Siegel | May 22, 2023

Review: 'Hail Mary' Entertainingly Shares Important Message
Review: 'Hail Mary' Entertainingly Shares Important Message

"Hail Mary" has an important message that it shares in an entertaining way.

by Joe Siegel | May 10, 2023

Review: 'Something Rotten' Delivers Pure Spectacle
Review: 'Something Rotten' Delivers Pure Spectacle

"Something Rotten" is an irreverent comedy musical in the style of 'The Book of Mormon" and "Spamalot" – an excuse for lots of hijinks, silly puns, and broad characterizations, and jolly good fun.

by Joe Siegel | Apr 27, 2023

Review: Topical 'Dramatis Persona' Is a Real Stunner
Review: Topical 'Dramatis Persona' Is a Real Stunner

"Dramatis Persona" is a real stunner: A play about a playwright, the allegations made against him, and the resulting turmoil in the Rhode Island theater world.

by Joe Siegel | Apr 27, 2023

Review: 'The 39 Steps' Hits All the Right Buttons
Review: 'The 39 Steps' Hits All the Right Buttons

The Arctic Playhouse's "The 39 Steps" is a comic thriller with enough intrigue, suspense, and mystery to satisfy even the most jaded theatergoer.

by Joe Siegel | Apr 18, 2023

Review: 'Indecent' Probes Homophobia, Antisemitism in 1923 New York
Review: 'Indecent' Probes Homophobia, Antisemitism in 1923 New York

Paula Vogel's Tony award winning "Indecent", now being performed by Wilbury Theatre Group, asks fundamental questions about freedom, bigotry, sexual expression, and the responsibility of artists to their art and their communities.

by Joe Siegel | Apr 18, 2023

Review: A Dated 'A Little Night Music'
Review: A Dated 'A Little Night Music'

There are many things wrong with "A Little Night Music," now being performed by the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (RISE), beginning with the show itself.

by Joe Siegel | Mar 27, 2023

Review: 'Witch' Bewitches, Thanks to Talented Cast
Review: 'Witch' Bewitches, Thanks to Talented Cast

In this engrossing show, evil has never been more appealing, thanks to actor Zach Gibbs.

by Joe Siegel | Mar 23, 2023

Review: A Wickedly Entertaining 'Bernhardt/Hamlet'
Review: A Wickedly Entertaining 'Bernhardt/Hamlet'

"Bernhardt/Hamlet," now being presented by The Players, is a wickedly entertaining examination of sexism, ageism, and self-empowerment.

by Joe Siegel | Mar 22, 2023

Review: Arctic Playhouse Delivers Strong 'Bedroom Farce'
Review: Arctic Playhouse Delivers Strong 'Bedroom Farce'

"Bedroom Farce," which is now being performed at Arctic Playhouse, delivers what it promises: Lots of good-natured silliness courtesy of a confident group of actors.

by Joe Siegel | Mar 16, 2023


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